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April Showers of Blessing—Part II

The Bible says, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” That could mean a season of time where one is sad or depressed. I’ve been there. But truly, joy does come eventually. More on that next week. The challenge is to keep going, keep trying. “And let us not grow […]

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Attitude Check

When I compare this Fall with last Fall, there’s so much difference, it’s hard to explain. Last year, I had one disappointing circumstance after another. When I look back, there was only one or two really “good” things I could point to that brought me joy. I was frustrated. When things don’t go the way […]

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Disappointments and Expectations—Part III

This whole fall season has been frustrating and disappointing to me, in many ways. All professionally, not personally. I have the greatest husband in all the world and we’ve married 29 years. But my writing is going nowhere. My question: how long do I persist in pursuing something that may never happen? How much money […]

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Disappointments and Expectations—Part II

It seems that weekly someone disappoints me. I always have high hopes and expectations for people I’m involved with. Click to Tweet. I always hope for the best, so when they fail me, or I have failed them, or I have just failed, it’s a hurt and anger that needs to heal. #disappointment #expectations

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Disappointments and Expectations—Part I

A friend of mine is hurting from disappointment. People have let her down. People she counted on to either do something on her behalf or something she expected of them didn’t come through. How we handle disappointment is important. Click to Tweet #disappointment #expectations #respondtodisappointment

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Facing Your Fear–What are YOU Afraid Of?

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? Will he huff and puff and blow your ‘house’ down? Your life is too precious to continue to live in fear. Click to Tweet I’ve heard it said that we’re all afraid of “something”–whether it’s a fear of heights, fear of water, fear of dogs, fear of the […]

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Writer’s Resource – the Emotion Thesaurus

I recently purchased The Emotional Thesaurus through Amazon. I haven’t explored it thoroughly, but from what I’ve seen, it’s going to be very helpful. How do you write anger, joy, desperation, despair, or denial? Let’s look first at how the book is laid out. The emotion is at the top of a two-page spread. A […]

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